Landing Next Week

Can it be? It appears that several libraries have not ordered Eoin Colfer’s authorized sequel to The Hitchhiker’s Guide series, which releases on Monday, the 30th anniversary of the original Guide.

The new book is heralded, but not reviewed, in the today’s issue of USA Today because,

To build suspense, the U.S. and British publishers have released only a part of And Another Thing (Hyperion, $25.99) to critics in advance.

USA Today goes on to explain how the author of Artemis Fowl became involved with continuing Douglas Adams’ popular adult series.

Hennepin has it on their catalog, showing 69 holds.

And Another Thing…
Eoin Colfer
Retail Price: $25.99
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Hyperion – (2009-10-12)
ISBN / EAN: 1401323588 / 9781401323585

Audio: Hyperion; 10/12/09; 9781401394226; $39.95

The biggest title releasing next week is, of course, the new Wimpy Kid book, Dog Days. Abrams announced this week that they are increasing the book’s print run to 4 million. Libraries and bookstores across the country are holding release parties, and the Menlo Park (CA) Library is hosting a signing by Jeff Kinney on Oct. 20th, in conjunction with local bookseller, Kepler’s.

In most libraries, holds are outstripping those for Michael Connelly’s Nine Dragons and Vince Flynn’s Pursuit of Honor.

Full list of big titles releasing the week of 10/12:

Fiction

10/12  Colfer, Eoin And Another Thing: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Novel

10/13  Cole, Kresley & Showalter, Gena; Deep Kiss of Winter
10/13  Lethem, Jonathan;  Chronic City
10/13  Stoker, Dacre; Dracula: The Un-Dead (by a descendent of Bran Stoker’s)
10/13  Flynn, Vince; Pursuit of Honor

10/13  Connelly, Michael Nine Dragons (Harry Bosch)

Childrens
10/13  Kinney, Jeff;  Dog Days, Wimpy Kid

Nonfiction
10/13  Ehrenreich, Barbara; Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
10/13  Janzen, Rhoda; Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home
10/13  Sullenberger, Chesley; Highest Duty

10/14 Collins, Gail; When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present

One Response to “Landing Next Week”

  1. Reader Views Says:

    Thanks for this list. fyi – I did a search looking for new releases and your blog came up. Thought you’d like to know. :-)